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Old 07-09-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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Pin Dimension

Would anyone know the dimension from the ground to the pin on a 2016 Cougar 327RES.

I am trying to set my new B&W hitch, but I do not have the RV yet.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2016, 08:46 AM   #2
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Your pin should be close to the standard 47".
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
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Thank You

That helps... at least it gives me a "ball park" dimension by which to work
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:04 AM   #4
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That is irrelevant. The dimension from bottom of 5er overhang to bottom of kingpin plate is important. Take 6" off that number that remaining dimension is about how far down you should set your hitch plate from the top of the bed. You want at least 6" of bed clearance.
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Irreverent? Might in this case but it was the main measurement one needs if setting hitch height. Flat beds aren't concerned with sides. My truck isn't.
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Just went out and measured our 2016 Cougar 28SGS... Level in the garage is 48 1/2" from floor to plate. 45 1/4" to bottom of king pin... And I don't have 6" of clearance between the bedrails and trailer... Sure,,, more is better,, but with our short bed Chevy, No Problems yet... But I watch things.... (I might add I have not measured the clearance between bed rails and trailer. It might be 5 or 6 " I just was happy I had good clearance and the trailer sits level.
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My B&W hitch is due to arrive on Tuesday. I followed a You Tube which said to subtract the difference between the truck bed and the King Pin distance off the ground. Since that difference is about 8 inches I am worried the front would ride much too high and not level. The hitch range is 16 3/4 - 18 3/4" I assume I should set it at the lowest setting and hope for the best. Still worried.

Should I be worried???

It's a F350 Super Duty 5th wheel ready
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Your truck will swat with all the pin weight, how much? That what's nice about air ride. No swat.
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What's Swat?

Sorry I guess I am too new to understand the jargon. The pin weight is 1825
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My B&W hitch is due to arrive on Tuesday. I followed a You Tube which said to subtract the difference between the truck bed and the King Pin distance off the ground. Since that difference is about 8 inches I am worried the front would ride much too high and not level. The hitch range is 16 3/4 - 18 3/4" I assume I should set it at the lowest setting and hope for the best. Still worried.

Should I be worried???

It's a F350 Super Duty 5th wheel ready
If your trailer is like ours, you also have some adjustment with the hitch on the trailer,,, if its not level... Of course once again you'll have to look at bed rail clearance... I also use a B&W hitch, (Love it !) but your F350 will be different than my 2500 Silverado... It would only take basic hand tools and 30 minutes to adjust both for the level and clearance you want.
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Pin Dimension

I too have an F350 and installed a B&W Companion (had installed @ B&W) and didn't have to make any adjustments. I was told pin weight was 2750 but when I did Smart Weigh at the Escapees park in Livingston it was 4125# with full fresh water which I never carry. I would not sweat it until you are hooked up and know that it will get heavier as you load it. We are full time so lots of stuff (mostly hers?). YMMV
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Irreverent? Might in this case but it was the main measurement one needs if setting hitch height. Flat beds aren't concerned with sides. My truck isn't.

Hey I went to a school that parents were still related when they gotz D vorsd.

Did not think about that, maybe that's why I described using top of bed.
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Your truck will swat with all the pin weight, how much? That what's nice about air ride. No swat.
No "SWAT" ???

You must have gone to the same school.
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These are hard number we are dealing with, as in simple math. Pin weight has nothing to do with it. Glen?
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